Derreck Kayongo and the Global Soap Project

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Derreck Kayongo

In this photo taken Oct. 8, 2009, Derreck Kayongo displays bars of soap he has stored in the basement of his Lawrenceville, Ga., home. Kayongo has collected five tons of lightly used bars through his Global Soap Project, which melts them down, sterilizes them and reshapes them before sending them to refugees back in Uganda to help curb disease there. The soap-maker’s son forced to flee a dictatorship years ago in Uganda is helping clean up his war-torn homeland, one used bar of American hotel soap at a time. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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